Michael Chekhov Theatre Company

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The Michael Chekhov Theatre Company was formed by Michael Horn in June 2003 as a group devoted to the “art” of storytelling. The Company, made up of some of New York’s hardest-working actors and directors, gathered on a weekly basis with an in-house workshop.

Then, in a watershed moment, Michael Horn had an epiphany. The company would produce all of Sam Shepard’s plays. A classic American playwright, produced and acted by our own gifted company members. Never did we expect the mass of support, thanks, and praise from audiences and reviewers alike.

The work, the storytelling, provides a service to the larger community. We are a “no salaries, no free lunch bunch.” MCTC reflects the diversity of New York. We have wonderful, deeply dedicated members who are based in New York and are part of the community. As part of MCTC, we are working toward educating the community about its history through the theatre by keeping modern American classics alive.

Schedule of Upcoming Productions

No New Productions Scheduled

Production History

Some Girl(s)  | Open: 03/19/11 Close: 03/29/11
The Michael Chekhov Theatre Company's  sharp new production of Neil LaBute’s unsparing study of sexual politics.

Your career as a writer is blossoming, your beautiful young fiancée is waiting to get married and rush off to Cancún by your side, so what is your natural reaction? Well, if you're a man, it's probably to get nervous and start calling up old girlfriends. And so begins a single man's odyssey through four hotel rooms as he flies across the country in search of the perfect woman (that he's already broken up with).

Cast: Mark Forlenza, Liz DeBetta, Joya Italiano, Krysten Kimmett, and Eileen Marlowe

Ann Bowen has directed numerous plays for Michael Horn and the Michael Chekhov Theatre Company. Among the highlights of the ongoing Sam Shepard Festival were revivals of "Simpatico," "Geography of a Horse Dreamer," and "True West." For MCTC Ann has also directed plays by Bertolt Brecht, David Mamet, George Bernard Shaw, Sean O'Casey, and Martin McDonagh. On the West Coast she staged the works of Athol Fugard, Harold Pinter, and Molière at such theatres as the Berkeley Repertory Theater, the Los Angeles Theatre Centre, the Matrix Theatre Company, the Odyssey Theatre Company, and the Mark Taper Forum.

Since joining MCTC in 2008, Mark Forlenza has appeared in productions of Sam Shepard's "The Unseen Hand" (The Kid), David Rabe's "Hurlyburly" (Artie), and John Patrick Shanley's "Psychopathia Sexualis" (Arthur), which he produced.